Title: Off The Shelf
Author: Lucy Felthouse
Published: May 30th 2012 by Xcite Books
Format: Ebook provided for review
At 35, travel writer Annalise is fed up with insensitive comments about being left on the shelf. It’s not as if she doesn’t want a man, but her busy career doesn’t leave her much time for relationships. Sexy liaisons with passing acquaintances give Annalise physical satisfaction, but she needs more than that. She wants a man who will satisfy her mind as well as her body. But where will she find someone like that? It seems Annalise may be in luck when a new member of staff starts working in the bookshop at the airport she regularly travels through. Damien appears to tick all the boxes; he’s gorgeous, funny and intelligent, and he shares Annalise’s love of books and travel. The trouble is, Damien’s shy and Annalise is terrified of rejection. Can they overcome their fears and admit their feelings, or are they doomed to remain on the shelf?
This story turned out to be a really fun read! It wasn’t overloaded on sexual content, but there was definitely enough to keep it interesting! I really enjoyed Annalise and had fun on her trip through this story. Damien is also quite the treat, and in more ways than one!
First of all, Annalise has the dream job of travel writer. I mean, who wouldn’t want to travel the whole world and do exciting things and write about them…. And get paid for it! Seriously, that alone gave her big bonus points. And then she meets Damien in the airport and he is shy and sweet, yet completely not shy about wanting to get to know her. Their initial meeting was very sweet, and definitely put her brain into Damien mode.
When you find that certain someone, you just know. They set you on fire, and the last thing you want is water to put it out. Even when you are confronted with sexy Portuguese men who would normally light another fire for you, you can only focus on the one your heart desires. And that really made this story, and Annalise, special.
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